Christmas Toy Drive 2014!

Please help us bring toys to area homeless children. Bring donations (toys or monetary) to our dropoff locations listed below!

Lowes Helps with Food Drive!

Christmas Toy Drive for the Homeless

Girl Scouts Help Out!

Girl Scout Troop 7007 recently helped distribute food to families in the pantry, as well as assisting with our new resale store in Hewitt. Check out our News page for more.

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La Ley Helps Out!

On Sunday December 1st, the disc jockeys for LaLey Radio Station 104.1 did a food drive. They collected 445lbs. in about 4 hours. Sponsor a food drive at your workplace!

The Naval Operational Support Center in Waco recently donated 284 jars of peanut butter to Shepherds Heart.

Baylor University students staging a "fashion show" with some donated clothing.

Waiting in 100+ degree heat for food, in Waco, Texas.

We help 3,000 Waco-area families a month with food from our food pantry.

Praying with a client.

Robert Gager, Director of Shepherd's Heart Pantry.

2014 Toy Drive

Our Toys from the Heart Christmas Toy Drive will kick off November 17, 2014 and run until December 15, 2014. This year we are expecting 600 children.

Please help us provide toys to children who will not otherwise experience the joy of Christmas
Donate toys or money.
Donations Must be received by Dec. 15th

Drop off Locations:
Things from the Heart – 34th & Bosque
Things from the Heart – Hewitt Shopping Plaza
Amelia’s Fashion Exchange – Central Texas Market Place
The Corner Stop – 26th & Colonial
Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church—League St
Mold Breakers Church—Lake Air Dr.
Power 108 Studios—Cobbs Dr.


For more information or to get involved, please click on the links below.
2014 Party planning (PDF)
Toys From the Heart Flyer – 2014 (PDF)


Welcome to Shepherd’s Heart Pantry, Waco, Texas.

We are on a mission “to feed, clothe, empower and advocate for families in need in our community, demonstrating to them the love of God”.

We live in an area where the poverty rate is almost twice the national average.

We assist more than 3,000 families each month with food, through our food pantry located at 1401 N. 34th Street in Waco.

We also help more than 600 families each month through our network of pantries at area churches.

We deliver groceries weekly to 350 homebound seniors.

We serve to make a Kingdom difference.

Get connected and make a difference.

Shepherds Heart Presents: Aquaponics Training at TSTC

Dr. Bonnie Hanszen, who will be the presenter, brings knowledge and insight from her 25+ of experience and systems in over 27 countries. The Ahavaponics Course One, is a basic class on aquaponics that includes classroom and hands-on system building! We will cover the basics as well as ministry applications, livelihood ventures, planting strategies, fish propagation, the ratio for success and much, much more!

This is a 40 hour course. The fee is $300.00. Classes will be daily Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm beginning 9:00am, Monday, September 22nd. Classes will meet at the old Golf Course and Landscaping Management building at TSTC. For registration and additional information call 254-722-9517 or email

Bonnie Hanszen, BA, MBA, Ph.D
Founding Head of Ahava Organic System (formerly: The Ahava Foundation)
Headquarters in Texas ~ projects world-wide
Partner in T.A.G. for aggressive aquaponics expansion
Former Executive Director of R.E.A.L.Development
India/USA ~ projects in India and Africa

In addition to having owned and operated several multi-million dollar businesses from manufacturing to service oriented ventures, Dr. Hanszen has had lifelong experience in stock and agricultural management with 25+ years of experience in designing and refining aquaponics systems for applications from first to third world locales. Additionally, The Ahava Foundation is meeting the unique needs of each community by helping to get water, sanitation, low tech sustainable power, along with education and health care as needed. The Ahava Foundation now has projects in over twenty seven countries and in many different climates and conditions using several different livestock resources such as pigs, chickens, and range livestock in addition to the fish of typical systems.

T.A.G. is a partnership of ministries and talent with the common goal of get people in a position to feed themselves! We are in association with Water Is Basic and Mercy Ships and others doing aquaponics and aquaponics education for the folks that they are ministering to around the world!

Dr. Hanszen has had a dedication to the education and personal development of others in every field of involvement.
Bonnie Hanszen
6436 Autumn Trail
The Colony, TX 75056


Click here to learn more about our new Aquaponics project!

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